Livable Communities Toolkits & Resources
The Livability Index is a tool of the AARP Livable Communities program, which supports the efforts of citizens, elected officials, planners, business leaders and others to create great neighborhoods, towns, cities, suburbs, and rural areas for people of all ages. In order to help communities become more livable, we offer these resources to assist you. Note that categories of livability are interdependent; therefore, many of our resources cover more than one topic. Icons indicate the livability topics included in a given link.
Housing Policy Solutions to Support Aging in Place
Communities Are Embracing Development Near Transit: A Snapshot of Transit-Oriented...
Walk Audit Kits
Building Older Adults' Resilience by Bridging Public Health and Aging-in-Place Efforts...
Can Streets Make Us Healthy? Open Streets Can
This High School Has a Senior Center
Resources of Policy Link—a national research and action institute advancing racial and...
Low-Income Housing Tax Credits: Meeting the Demand for Affordable Rental Housing
Form-Based Codes: An AARP Livable Communities Fact Sheet
Reconnecting Small Town America by Bus
Resilient Communities: Empowering Older Adults in Disasters and Daily Life
Where We Live: Communities for All Ages: Health chapter
How to Create a Grandparents’ Park
Revitalization without Displacement: An AARP Livable Communities Fact Sheet